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Cavendish Cat

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place,
  • instructions for making the cat and photos,
  • a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques,
  • a materials list and recommended yarns.
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.



Cavendish is a sweet little kitten, and knitted in soft and cuddly alpaca yarn. You can knit your own cat with this knitting pattern.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams. The cat’s head pattern incorporates intarsia colour-work.

FINISHED SIZE: The finished cat is 20cm tall.

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Alpaca Double Knitting yarn (DK or light worsted weight) in cream and brown; I used Stylecraft Alpaca DK
  • Toy filling
  • Beads for eyes and a small amount of pink yarn to embroider the nose